Native Americans from just a little bit back. Lithographs from George Catlin’s “North American Indian Portfolio” which was printed in London in 1844.

Catching the wild horse. Lithograph number 4 from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/(AMERICAN-INDIANS)-George-Catlin-Catlins-North-American-Indi?saleno=2615&lotNo=1&refNo=799840

North American Indians. Lithograph from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/(AMERICAN-INDIANS)-George-Catlin-Catlins-North-American-Indi?saleno=2615&lotNo=1&refNo=799840

Buffalo hunt and chase. Lithograph from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Image © Swann Auction Galleries. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://catalogue.swanngalleries.com/Lots/auction-lot/(AMERICAN-INDIANS)-George-Catlin-Catlins-North-American-Indi?saleno=2615&lotNo=1&refNo=799840

An Indian ball-play. Buffalo hunt and chase. Lithographic plate number 23 from George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio. 1844. American but printed in London, England by C. and J. Adlard. Collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://collections.library.yale.edu/catalog/2000978

The first three of these lithographs are part of one lot that is currently up for bid by Swann Auction Galleries. “An Indian Ball-Play” is in the collections of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.